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SD Man Pleads Guilty to Involuntary Manslaughter

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota man who drove drunk and struck a pedestrian who ended up dying has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson announced Wednesday that 49-year-old Thomas Hacker, of St. Francis, pleaded guilty to the charge on Monday. Prosecutors say Hacker’s blood-alcohol content was .255...
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SD Planning to Replace Missouri River Bridge

  PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Transportation Department has started the planning process to replace the highway bridge over the Missouri River between Pierre and Fort Pierre. The department is searching for an engineering consultant to determine the location and kind of structure that will eventually replace the current bridge. The study...
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Former South Dakota Police Chief Admits Embezzling

  LEOLA, S.D. (AP) – The former police chief in Leola has admitted embezzling more than $37,000 from the fire department in the northeastern South Dakota town. The American News reports that 43-year-old John Grabowska pleaded guilty to two counts of grand theft by embezzlement and faces up to 20 years in prison when...
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PFD Responds to Two Tuesday Afternoon Fires

  PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The Pierre Fire Department was summoned to two afternoon fire calls Tuesday.  Deputy Fire Chief Ian Paul says firefighters were told about a brush pile fire at Hyde Stadium about 3:30 p.m. yesterday.  The fire was burning along a set of bleachers, but was put out quickly.  Paul...
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